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CTA opens north terminal at new Red Line station

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (center) helped cut the ribbon for the new north terminal.
Photo – CTA


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) leaders and several dignitaries last week marked the opening of the new north terminal at the 95th/Dan Ryan Station.

The project signifies the completion of a $280 million project that provides the city's south side a state-of-the-art transit facility, CTA officials said in a press release.

The new north terminal is the second of two bus and rail facilities that replace the original 50-year-old terminal. A new pedestrian bridge that spans 95th Street now connects the two terminals to provide riders a safe pathway when connecting between bus and rail services, CTA officials said. One of authority’s busiest facilities, the new station offers 24-hour Red Line service for more than 20,000 commuters daily.

"The Red Line and the bus routes served by this transit hub will provide customers with expanded passenger facilities, new amenities, and safer passenger access to buses and trains," said CTA President Dorval Carter.

The station is a critical component of the Red Line, connecting far south side communities to job centers throughout the region, and serving as a transit gateway for the south side and suburbs, authority officials said.

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